‘Everybody Still Hates Chris’ animated series green lit

The bigger question: What will the new ending theme sound like?

words by: Kayla Carmicheal
Aug 6, 2022

One of the 2000s most-beloved series is getting a revival, and in case you missed the news, Everybody Still Hates Chris. This adult animation series was recently ordered by MTV in collaboration with CBS and 3 Arts Entertainment. As for release, it’ll be straight-to-streaming on Paramount+. As we know, MTV doesn’t shy away from adult animation, and this new series will join the lineup of the Daria reboot movie Jodie, as well as the South Park and Beavis and Butt-head reboots.


Just like the last series, CBS and 3 Arts will help bring the story, about teenage Chris Rock‘s life growing up in Brooklyn during the ’80s, to screen. Rock will return as the co-creator and executive producer, along with writer and showrunner Sanjay Shah. Other EPs include 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky, along with MTV’s Head of Animation, Grant Gish.


This reboot has been in the works for almost 2 years, and it’ll be interesting to see if the animated series will differ from its live-action OG, or remake episodes from scratch.


George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS, says, “A reimagining of this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series has been a source of creative discussions at our Studio for a long time,” adding, “It’s exciting to join forces with 3 Arts and the comedic genius of Chris Rock as he expands on his vision of the original show in this innovative new format.”


It seems like MTV and CBS are continuing in their harmonious collaborative efforts. Earlier this summer, contestants from MTV’s The Challenge and CBS’s Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Big Brother came together in a reality all-stars competition, along with contestants from Love Island. Called The Challenge: USA, it’s currently streaming on Everybody Still Hates Chris‘s new home: Paramount+.


“This also marks another significant in-house collaboration for CBS with Chris McCarthy and our valued partners at MTV Entertainment Studios as we jointly support this marquee series for Paramount+ and Comedy Central,” Cheeks says.


Of the series, Paramount Media’s President and CEO, Chris McCarthy, mentions, “Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we’re excited to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal of iconic adult animation that includes smash series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Butt-Head.”


Have you ever wondered what Tyler James-Williams, who played Chris, is doing now? Head over to Hulu and catch Abbott Elementary.


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